Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment – Natural Facial Rejuvenation
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. Known to some as the “vampire facelift” (a term trademarked by Alabama cosmetic surgeon Charles Runels), it is less invasive than plastic surgery, takes about 30 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 18 months.
Angelina Jolene is the latest famous actress to have used PRP to restore and rejuvenate her face to give her the glowing look. This procedure uses your own body platelets and growth factors derived from your own blood to rejuvenate and restore the collagen in your face. It can smoothen out wrinkles, scars and heal damaged skin using your own body natural process.
The procedure involves taking a small amount of blood from your body and processing it to obtain the PRP. This is then injected into your face using very tiny needles under sedation so that you will experience any pain during this short 20 min procedure. The effect of the treatment will be seen 6 to 8 weeks later.It is a subtle and progressively improvement over the next few months as the body natural healing process gets stimulated. Better result is seen if the patient completes the full set of 3 treatment. The results can last up to 18 months.
As PRP is derived from your own body, it is very safe. PRP has also been shown to be useful in wound healing for burn victims and treatment of osteoarthritis of knee joints. Unlike conventional fillers treatment, the result improves with time and uses the body own healing process to restore the youthful face. The result is best when use in combination with fillers and laser treatment as it enhances the effect of the other treatment and makes the effect last longer.